Obesity

  • 3 out of 4 Indians are overweight
  • An average healthy person at the age of 26 years is obese by the age of 36 years.
  • Excessive accumulation & storage of fat in the body leads to obesity. In an adult, it is typically indicated by a body mass index of 30 or greater.
How to calculate your obesity quotient:
 
BMI =  Weight (in Kgs)
            Ht² (in square meter)
 
BMI
Weight class
Comments
< 18.5
Underweight
Being underweight can also
put you at risk for developing
many health problems
18.5 – 24.9
Healthy weight range
Weight is within normal range.
You can continue to keep a healthy
weight through physical activity &
healthy eating
25 – 29.9
Overweight
Being overweight can put you at
risk of developing many chronic diseases
30 – 34.9
35 – 39.9
> 40
Obese class 1
Obese class 2
Morbidly obese
Increases risk of developing many
chronic diseases such as
heart disease, diabetes &
many others.
It also decreases overall quality of life
Lose weight immediately
to prevent end-organ damage
What are the causative & risk factors of obesity?
 
  1. Genetic
  2. Medical — Osteoarthritis, Infertility / Impotency, Skin problems, Hair problems, Malignancy, Epilepsy, Osteoporosis, Gastric problems, Gallstones; Cholesterol; Metabolic syndrome; Dyspnea on exertion; Hypertension; Cardiac problems; Varicosity; Reduced immunity & rejuvenation; Snoring; Anger; Thyroid; Hungry; DM; Lethargy
  3. Food intake — Amount, timing, frequency, availability of foods at home, food preparation skills, consumption of food outside the home, hunger, rate of eating and satiety cues, macronutrient assessment.
  4. Food behaviours — Cravings, emotional experiences around food, cognitive stimuli, experience of lack of control, feelings before, during and after eating, triggers, emotional eating, eating when not hungry, following a very restrictive diet, previous attempts, food intake changes & weight loss (yo-yo dieting).
  5. Socio-cultural — Income, social status, marital status, living situation (family structure), cultural background, personal feelings regarding weight & obesity (weight bias), occupation, geographical location, technology.
  6. Psycho-social — Depression, anxiety, eating disorder (restrained eating, binge eating disorder, bulimia, night eating syndrome), substance abuse, abuse (physical, mental, sexual), internalised weight bias, work and sleep schedule, overall quality of life.
What are the complications of childhood obesity?
 

Homeopathic medicines proved to be effective in improving stagnant weight loss (Source — https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284848129_The_Effect_of_Nutritional_and_Homeopathic_Treatments_Versus_Exclusive_Nutritional_Treatments_in_Patients_with_Obesity_or_Overweight).
What are the advantages of homeopathy over allopathy for treating obesity?
 
Allopathic treatment
Possible side-effects of allopathic treatment
Advantages of homeopathy
Medications like orlistat to prevent fat absorption
Not recommended for long term use as it may lead to diarrhoea, fecal incontinence, flatulence etc.,
Long term treatment is recommended as homeopathy medications are non dependent & non addictive.
Bariatric surgery
Expensive
Dumping syndrome
Malnutrition
Affordable without side effects
Treatment at Drs Homeo International
 
Assess root causes & address them with constitutional approach
Natural medicines & personalised treatment
Life style changes
Root causes of low metabolism:
Age; Hormonal imbalances; Genetics; Low muscle mass; Weight loss; Medications like steroids, antidepressants etc.,
 
Root causes of overeating:
Socio-cultural factors; Physical hunger; Emotional eating; Mental health issues; Medications
 
Root causes of reduced physical activity:
Socio-cultural factors; Socio-economical limitations; Physical limitations / Pain; Emotional factors; Medications
Natural medicines:
  • Stimulating effect on the metabolism of tissues & on the combustion
  • Eliminating effect on the excess of fluidic contents in the tissues
  • Regularising effect on the function of thyroid glands
  • Tissue salts enhance nutrient absorption
  • Treat associated complaints
Guidance for nutrition:
  • Avoid 3 white poisons (Maida > Sugar > Salt); Cold drinks; Ice creams; Alcohol; Smoking etc.,
  • Less intake of carbohydrates (Rice & potatoes)
  • Less intake of fats (Oil & fried food, Sweets & bakery items etc.,)
  • High protein diet (Eggs, Almonds, Lentils, Milk, Chicken breast etc.,)
  • High fibre diet (Oats, Brown bread, Barley etc.,)
  • More intake of vegetables & fruits (except banana)
Re-life — Addressing the underlying deep-rooted cause & correcting them with constitutional approach can reduce obesity & lead you to a happy & healthy life.
Personalised treatment — As every individual’s genetic constitution is unique, we prescribe you a customised treatment that is best suited for you. 
Exercise guidance:
Physical exercise for 30-60 minutes (Weight training if possible).
Brisk walk for 30 minutes
Pie diagram — Better (96%); No significant change (3%); No change at all (1%)
* Treatment effects & individual results may vary from person to person
Can obesity be prevented?
 
Knowing your body mass index (BMI), achieving & maintaining a healthy weight, and getting regular physical activity are all actions you can take for yourself to combat obesity.
To reverse the obesity epidemic, community efforts should focus on supporting healthy eating and active living in a variety of settings.

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